Falcon 9 v1.0 | Dragon Spacecraft Qualification Unit (DSQU)

Falcon 9 v1.0 | Dragon Spacecraft Qualification Unit (DSQU)

Space Launch Complex 40
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

The Dragon Spacecraft Qualification Unit was a boilerplate version of the Dragon spacecraft. After using it for ground tests to rate Dragon's shape and mass in various tests, SpaceX launched it into low Earth orbit on the maiden flight of the Falcon 9 rocket. SpaceX used the launch to evaluate the aerodynamic conditions on the spacecraft and performance of the carrier rocket in a real-world launch scenario, ahead of Dragon flights for NASA under the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services program.

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SpaceX

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, is an American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX has many pads, on the East Coast of the US they own SLC-40 at Cape Canaveral and LC-39A at the Kennedy Space Center for their lower inclination launches. They also own SLC-4E at Vandenberg, California for their high inclination launches. Another site is also being developed at Boca Chica, Texas.

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Falcon 9 v1.0


Height 47.80 Meters

Max Stages 2

Mass To GTO 3400 kg

Liftoff Thrust 3807 kN

Diameter 3.65 Meters

Mass To LEO 9300 kg

Liftoff Mass 318 Tonnes


Launch Success 4

Consecutive Success 1

Maiden Flight 2010-06-04

Launch Failures 1


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Serial B0003

Status expended

Flight Proven No

Flights 1


Landing Attempt No

Landing Success Unknown

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